Fahrenheit 451 Style Analysis

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Juan Solis Writing Style in Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury’s style in Fahrenheit 451 is unique, and it helps add to the story’s atmosphere and tone. Bradbury structures his sentences in such a way that it makes the described situation feel heavier, and more meaningful. His vocabulary adds a rich sense of imagery, this is also combined with his use of figurative language throughout, compliments it further. These things come together to form a type of style that’s powerful, bizarre, and even confusing at times. All in all however, it’s effective, and that’s all that matters. Bradbury’s use of figurative language can be seen all throughout the story, even in the first page of the book it’s evident. “With the brass nozzle in his fists, with his …show more content…

“And the men with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths, the men with the eyes of puff-adders, took up their load of machine and tube, their case of liquid melancholy and the slow dark sludge of nameless stuff, and strolled out the door.” Here, when Mildred’s stomach is being pumped, he bombards us with a long sentence describing the whole process. The process is done casually, and Bradbury runs through the whole thing in essentially one sentence. Showing that in this society, it’s what’s normal. Pumping someone’s stomach who just tried to commit suicide is the standard, so much so that these men don’t even need to be medically trained to do it. He also takes on society’s constant stream of information, “Speed up the film, Montag, quick. Click, Pic, Look, Eye, Now, Flick, Here, There, Swift, Pace, Up, Down, In, Out, Why, How, Who, What, Where, Eh? Uh! Bang! Smack! Wallop, Bing, Bong, Boom! Digest-digests, digest-digest-digests. Politics? One column, two sentences, a headline! Then, in mid air, all vanishes!” This sample of text is frantic, disorganized, and almost confusing at first. This is Bradbury describing to us the constant flood of information being poured down people’s throats, and how an overindulgence of information leads to it all being useless in the end. The sentence structure compliments it perfectly, he’s demonstrating to use

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